|Length up to 10". |
Due to their widespread popularity, leopard geckos now come in a wide variety of color variations.
Daytime temperature 80-88º.
Basking area temperature 95-105º.
Nighttime temperature 65-75º.
The humidity for leopard geckos should be mixed; a dry habitat with a moist retreat.
Ultraviolet light is recommended for 8-10 hours per day.
A timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule.
A diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as:
A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily.
Adult leopard geckos should be fed 4-5 times per week.
Some juveniles can be fed twice daily during their growing period.
A minimum 10 gallon terrarium.
A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange.
Multiple climbing branches are necessary as well as a shelter for hiding.
Calci-Sand is an ideal substrate for leopard geckos over 6" long. Smaller leopard gecko terrariums should use cage carpet.
Responsible pet ownership begins on the trip home!
For the best health and well being of your new pet, it is important to remember to take it directly home. If you have more shopping or errands to complete, consider picking up your pet last. This will ensure the animal encounters the least amount of stress possible. Have the new terrarium completely set up before bringing your new friend "home". Additionally, make sure your new family member is allowed enough time to adjust to its new home. Wait three or four days before attempting to handle your pet and always supervise children when they interact with pets.
Length up to 10".
Leopard geckos are truly some of the most "personable" reptiles available today. Their bright coloration and even temperament make them suitable children’s pets. Due to their widespread popularity, leopard geckos now come in a wide variety of color variations. If well cared for they can have lifespans as long as 20 years.
Ideal daytime temperature for leopard geckos should range between 80 and 88 degrees. Additionally, a basking lamp should be used on one end of the enclosure to maintain a local temperature of 95-105 degrees. Nighttime temperature should remain between 65 and 75 degrees. The humidity for leopard geckos should be mixed; a dry habitat with a moist retreat. This is easy to maintain by moistening peat moss and placing in the hiding areas within the enclosure. A 6" wide plastic box with a 1.5" hole cut into it for an entrance makes a good hiding area and will help retain humidity when filled with damp peat moss. Mist the peat moss daily.
Most lizards and geckos benefit from the use of ultraviolet lighting to maintain good health. Ultraviolet lighting is recommended for 8-10 hours per day. The use of a timer will assist in maintaining an accurate schedule of light periods.
Leopard geckos do well on a diet consisting of a variety of vitamin/calcium dusted insects such as crickets, mealworms and waxworms. A shallow water bowl should be provided and changed daily. Adult leopard geckos should be fed 4-5 times per week, juveniles should be fed twice daily during their growing period. A small dish of powdered vitamin/calcium supplement should be provided for them to lick.
Successful permanent maintenance requires at least a 10 gallon terrarium. A screen lid is essential for proper air exchange. The enclosure must include a basking area, a suitable hiding area, and a "cool" area to allow for thermoregulation. Cork bark is an excellent item to use with all terrestrial (land-dwelling) geckos. The bark can be "layered" to allow the gecko many hiding and foraging areas. Artificial and natural plants also help to create a natural look. Unless breeding is desired, leopard geckos are best kept singularly. Never have more than one adult male gecko per habitat.
Calci-Sand is an ideal substrate for adult leopard geckos terrariums. For young leopard geckos, less than 6" long, the use of sand substrate can result in intestinal impaction if ingested. Reptile cage carpet is suggested instead. Clean any substrate frequently.
oh yeah and thank you for telling how the diiference is between a male and a female gecko.